Scientific Staff

Dr. Akshay Dwarakanath
Principal Scientist
Regulatory Toxicology
Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
P.O. Box 80,
M.G. Marg
Lucknow-226001, India
Email: akshay.dwarakanath[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email:
Tel: 522-2613786 Extension: 219
Fax: 522-2628227
Area of Specialization
Regulatory Toxicology
Current R&D/S&T Activities

Pre Clinical Safety Evaluation of candidate drug substances, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Regulatory Toxicology.

OECD Principles of GLP and other regulatory guidelines.

Safety Pharmacology Studies.


Surgical implantation of telemetry transmitters in beagle dogs.

Managing Safety assessment / toxicology studies in rodents and non rodents as per GLP norms through various stages of the study till its reporting.

Pharmacodynamic studies in animal models –Zucker fa-fa rats, Db/Db and Ob/Ob mice, tumor xenograft models (Nude Mice).

Handling, drug administration through different routes, sample collection / analysis and necropsy procedures in both rodents and beagle dogs.

Canine ECG, Ophthalmoscopy and Blood pressure recording; Clinical diagnosis and treatment, housing and health care of laboratory animals.

Partial List of Research Publications
Awards/Honours/ Distinctions

Awards/Honours/ Distinctions                            

  • CEO’s Team Award in 2009 and 2010.
  • Gold Medal in Post-Graduation.
  • University merit scholarship in Undergraduate.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Karnataka Veterinary Association.
  • Indian Veterinary Association.

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